Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Twinkle Twinkle

John sang this last night to his sister- it was the cutest thing. Sadly, to recreate it today I had to bribe him with a chocolate chip cookie fresh from the oven... oh well, its still cute!

Saturday, November 20, 2010


WOW, these did not turn out very good! John had his little fingers all over the lens today- can you tell? Anyways, here are the latest pics! I'm currently 27 weeks and ALL belly.

Jeff says I hardly look pregnant from the back, what do you think? I'll try to get some better pics next time :)

Its the Little Things,

That Make a House, A Home.

a special mug...

a little project...

a boy sleeping peacefully on a saturday afternoon...

a family of shoes...

good coffee on a rainy sunday...

Life is Good.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


John is OBSESSED with CARS the movie. Last Christmas Grandma and Grandpa Goff bought him a CARS tent and 2 of the little toys. We hadn't seen the movie yet, but he thought they were pretty cool anyways. Well, fast forward to today. He's watched the movie no less than 100 times- sometimes he tries to sneak in a second time in a day! The cars go with us everywhere. At dinner he tells us stories of the movie plot, about the different characters (for example, Chick Hicks is a bully- good learning opportunity there!)
Lately he has also been using another (AMAZING) Christmas present from G&G- the MagFormers. Seriously, best toy ever. Building roads is a pretty fun pastime when Mommy says 'NO' to watching the movie again!

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Not too bad for a garage sale! We found these 2 pieces for about $50 (plus she threw in a few other things). Its really a shame we didn't buy the bed we looked at last week, it would have made a perfect retro set!
The part I didn't count on was scrubbing off the grime left by smoke and dirty fingers, worst part of the job was finding a piece of a fingernail in one of the drawers- EEWWWW!!! After about 2 hours they're all nice and shiny, and our clothes are off the floor and put away, yay!

*BONUS* this one is just about right for a changing table!

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Jeff is participating in 'MO'vember here. That means for the month of November he is growing a mustache to raise money for men's health here in New Zealand. I'm not sure how I feel about the MO. No, I am sure. I don't like it... BUT its for a good cause. John thinks it looks silly, giggles when he looks at it closely, its pretty funny. What do you think?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

John's Space

John has his very own room! Its so cute, small but just what he needs! We found a bed for him at a garage sale, the guy gave it to us (frame and mattress) plus a blanket, 3 pillows, a wool blanket and a sheepskin mattress topper all for $20!! A deal if you ask me! The bed is nice, its not just a frame it has a real wood headboard and footboard. Can you tell this mommy is excited that her little boy has his own space? Jeff and I are still on a mattress on the floor, but John is all hooked up :)

Last night he even had a little friend over! Olivia is 6 and she stays with her grandparents next door after school. Can you tell John is smitten!

Keep the door open little man!

Sunday, November 7, 2010


John on his first day of kindy (preschool). He goes 3 days per week for 2 hours, so far he is loving it, though by Thursday he is so exhausted he can hardly see straight. When I picked him up last Thursday he burst into tears, for no apparent reason- poor little guy!

View from the back, all ready to go! (PS: buttons on the back are- I *heart* NZ, a weinermobile, redwings, ups store, and a sunflower, we're trying to represent!!!)

Jeff's first day of work

And last, but not least... The first 'decent' picture John has taken of me! Actually, he told me he was taking it of Lily, such a cute big brother :)